Friday, September 23, 2011

A "mini" Chanel Reveal!

I know, I know I said I was "done" with my Chanel collection. *sigh* but old habits die hard! :p

I couldn't help but pop in for a quick lookie loo just to see what was out for fall.


If you walk into any Chanel store worldwide you'll find that every store has pretty much the same handbags on display.


If you want something unique or a little more one of a kind the key is to sweet talk your nearest Chanel SA and ask if they have anything "special" in the back.

The Chanel SA went to the back and came back out with 3 boxes.  From the first box she pulled out a gorgeous metallic tweed black & white flap w/ Camellia flowers.  From the second box a byzantine leather flap with woven strips of leather actually stitched into the flap. But the third and final box that she opened literally made my heart skip a beat!


The "new" Mini Flap!

I always loved the mini flap because well let's be honest anything mini is SO CUTE but when I first began to collect Chanel pieces I decided that it was really too tiny for my purposes.

But then Chanel did away with them and said they were being discontinued permanently really threw me for a loop!  Randomly they brought it back this fall!  WOOT! Now that I have flaps in a multitude of sizes I felt that perhaps a tiny flap would be the perfect addition to my collection!

Those of you that know me know that I love everything sparkly and shiny!


The bag is made with a sparkly suede material.  It really shimmers in the light!  I love that! 

The mini flap measures 8"H x 5"W x 3"D

The reason I showed you the back and sides first was because the front of the bag is the reason my heart stopped beating! 


This is sparkles x 10000000!!! hahahaha.


The giant CC clasp is actually made up of 100's of sparkly Swarovski crystals!  To open the bag you would simply pull the clasp down and the top flap opens up like a normal flap. The inside is very much like any single flap it has one open pocket and one zippered pocket.

The sparkly Swarovski crystals make the clasp sparkle like 100's of tiny diamonds!!! :)





Like all Chanel flaps the chain can be worn double chained and can be pulled out to be worn single chained.  I'm 5'5 and slightly more ample in the bust area (and everywhere else HAH) so I'm unable to wear it cross bodied but I think if you were a little more petite than me you could definitely wear this crossbodied.


I took a couple pictures at night with the flash on so you could see just how shimmery the suede material is and what the crystals look like! :)




So am I done with Chanel?

I'm truly happy and content with my collection to date but never say never! ;p

71 comments:

  1. Omg Lisa this is so so so gorgeous!!!!!! I can't wait till the day I can deck myself out in Chanel like you do! This is the perfect sparkly mini and I can't wait to see what you'll pair it with!

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  2. it is so cute!! {dies with jealousy} that bag is ready to hit the town!

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  3. THE CLASP IS FREAKING GORGEOUS OMGGGGGGGGGGG. You sure know how to pick em!! :D

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  4. it's so beautiful, and looks perfect on U <3 <3

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  5. Whoaaa this is some serious bling!!
    You are so lucky!!:)

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  6. Ahh it's so bling bling!! So me!! haha. I love it! :) I'm sure you're going to rock the mini wherever you go! <3

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  7. *Swwwooonn* That bag is gorgeous! Lucky gal!

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  8. holyyyyy crap that is awesome!!! very you ^_^

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  9. Wow! I love it. Wouldn't it be amazing as a nighttime purse?

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  10. No no no we are neverrr done with Chanel haha :)
    Lovely clutchy!

    xx

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  11. OMG!! It's so gorgeous! Indeed an awesome looking bag!!

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  12. My eyeballs almost popped out...haha! Lisa, I can always rely on you for awesome Chanel reveals. XD I don't follow Chanel as much as I used to so haven't seen this gorgeous bag until now. WOWZA!

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  13. Wow the bag is stunning, especially the lock. Awesome reveal!

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  14. OHEMGEE Lisa! I am so jelly. This mini flap is freakin' adorable.. and major BAHLING! I love it. You should do a post of all your Chanel bags, so we can see them all lined up. ;)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  15. aww... so cute!!! such a perfect little bag!

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  16. OMGGGGGGGGG I'm actually in love. Forget the boyfriend, if it was legal to marry a bag I'd do it in a heartbeat. Gah I can't stop scrolling up to revel in its amazingness...*sigh* Lisa you do the best reveals! Keep buying stuff hahaha, for our sakes at least :P

    xxCindy

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  17. Such a lovely little bag, doll! :)

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  18. sparkle sparkle! this i bag is to die for,its so sparkly and pretty and cutee...AHHH

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  19. GASPS!!! I'd do anything just to own a piece of Chanel.

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  20. This Chanel would be oh so great for your night outs or for a lovely dinner in a posh restaurant. I'm sure you'll be able to rock it and no one will ever beat it's x100000 shiny-ness! It's really beautiful in the pics. Really jealous too. :D

    PS. Come and join my giveaway. Thanks!

    xoxo,
    LoveSkinBest

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  21. Oh I doubt you are done with Chanel! This is lovely addition! Enjoy in good health!

    I love the little crystals!

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  22. I had a feeling that it was not going to be a regular find. Holy moly, it is so you! Very sparkling and lovely. So nice that you have different sizes and materials in your collection. I tried to talk myself out of a new mini even though I want one in black. It is so teeny tiny, I simply have too much to carrying.

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  23. wow, another beautiful addition to your collection :D

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  24. it`s so sparkly imma gonna dieee! i could only dream of having a collection like yours! enjoy!

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  25. wow girl another pretty Chanel bag! :)
    i love this size, it might small but it is so cute!
    i think you should use it for special occasions! f you are going somewhere that you only need your mobile and lipgloss:P

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  26. I DIE!!! If I was to buy a mini chanel flap THIS WOULD BE IT. It is to die for. Congrats!!

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  27. Oh my oh my! It's so beautiful! I'm in love!

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  28. ok, so those crystals made my heart stop as well! hahahaha. Gorgeous, Lisa.
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  29. such a lovely bag! love the bling bling!

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  30. omg lisa! you never cease to amaze me... beautiful! its so YOU! :)

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  31. OMG this would've totally made my heart skip a beat too!!! xD

    & in my last post I blogged about 10 random fact about myself & my #8 is dedicated to you!! haha


    <3,
    Dana

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  32. i can never blame you for buying anything that's so fab!!! :) it's so gorgeous!

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  33. That such a sweet little bag, love it lots!

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  34. Okay this is anything but a mini reveal - I thought it was like lipstick or something! This is amazing Lisa and I love the big blingy clasps they are doing this season for some bags - gorgeous. This one is totally you!

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  35. Really gorgeous bag and the clasp is stunning! So jelly :)

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  36. Wow, what a stunner! I love the minis, so cute! Perfect for a night out on the town.

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  37. wow! Wow! Wow! Love the Chanel! Your collection is amazing!

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  38. *lookit all the shiney* The words, "done" and "Chanel" are not meant for you to say together in one sentence. LOL.

    Have the safest trip! The time flew by quick since the first time you said you were moving.

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  39. amazeballs!! I love it so much. you have the best chanel collection EVAR.

    miss you girly, hope your move is going well!

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  40. Lisa, your reveal posts always get my heart pumping (so who needs to do cardio, then, right?) That bag is gorgeous, and perfect for you. I, sadly, wish that i had your ample chest instead of my mosquito bites (hehe) :) When I was in NY, one Chanel store told me that the mini's were discontinued completely and another store told me that they were expecting a shipping in the fall. So conflicting. Nevertheless, thanks for the post :)

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  41. OMG LOVE THE SPARKLEEEEEE
    so darn cuteeeeeee

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  42. So gorgeous lisa! i cant wait to own my very own chanel :)

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  43. OMG to die forrrrr! *jealous* It's definitely a beauty!

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  44. Love this cutie. :D. What can you put inside?

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  45. hi lisa that bag is so lovely!! omg.. hen can i probably have that bag.. poor me =( lucky you!

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  46. usually I'm not a big fan of an overly blinded out front latch, but this Chanel is GORGEOUSSSSS!!!!

    I love how you said you liked your bags to be more unique and not the token "black" chanel that I see on everybody! This has definitely made me rethink what I want for my first Chanel :] :].. thanks for always being so inspiring!


    gellinjelly.blogspot.com

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  47. HOLY.
    SHIT.

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  48. lisa! you are definitely a drag queen inside lol

    i think this has got to be a favorite of mine of your bags so far! so gorg and cute!

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  49. Gorgeous bag Lisa! I hope you do some outfit posts with it sometime! How's the move going btw? Smooth I hope! Im super happy you're still updating! <3

    P.s Seeing that huge Chanel bling reminds me of a close friend who had these gorgeous Chanel earrings gifted to her and she dropped it and a stone popped out! We both freaked out and frantically swooped down and started looking for it, yes we looked like fools but it was Chanel!!! Needless to say we couldn't find the stud or the backing and I told her to go back to Chanel to see if they could offer any help =(

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  50. OMGosh Lisa! LOVE this little sparkly mini! Sparkle and bling - I think it must be my favorite! Can't wait to see it in an outfit post!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  51. What a fabulous bag! What a lucky girl :)

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  52. Lisa! I'm crying, what a fabulous, most perfect mini Chanel bag. The mix of metallic, quilts, rhinestone CC's, it is perfection. Fabulous fabulous purchase.

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  53. haha....old habits die hard. so true. the sparkly swarovski is blindingly gorgeous. is it LE? what would the SA put it in the back?

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  54. you are truly the queen of Chanel! Love the embellished clasp! xo

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  55. Your Chanel mini flap is actually bigger than most of my purses! That's a stunning bag you got! I saw the white camellia Chanel flap at my Chanel store and I loved it. I would love to share bags with you! ^o^

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  56. Hey Lisa!!

    Oh!! Gorgeous! Love this new one! I love picking the non-traditional bags! :)

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  57. ahahha you are so not over it!! But seriously that bag is to die for!!!I love how the logo is so shimmery!!! pretty (*☻-☻*)

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  58. ah!!! you already know how I feel about Chanel :) you enabler you!!!

    How much stuff can it fit?

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  59. Old habits do die hard..haha so true Lisa. But I totally see why you wanted this. I love how it's mini and it's going to be so perfect with all your fall and winter outfits. Very chic and I like how it sparkles so much and of course the front of it is super cute.
    xoDale

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  60. Gorgeous bag!! I love the clasp!! xo

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  61. Swoon indeed! ♥ I think my heart would stop too!! Lucky girl ;) I always love your "reveal post". The clasp with the double CC's makes it look extra luxurious & chic!

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  62. I think my heart skipped a beat too, iv been looking for a good evening bag forever..... Mind being twins? Lol

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  63. I love your new bag. I got a Chanel mini flap (my first Chanel bag) years ago and still that bag would always be my favorite.

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